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Man bungee jumps over water

Bungee jumping is one of those activities that you either love or can’t imagine. If you love it, you’re looking for the highest, the best and the most interesting place to go next. If it’s not for you, you’re still in luck; many of the world’s top bungee spots also have tons of less-terrifying activities to enjoy while your friends are jumping.

Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, New Zealand

It all starts here in New Zealand: this historic suspension bridge is the place where bungee jumping began. A jump from Kawarau Bridge is a rite of passage for many adventure travellers. Kawarau Bridge also offers tandem jumps and combo offers with The Nevis.

Victoria Falls Bridge, Livingstone, Zambia

When you think of bungee jumping, Victoria Falls Bridge comes immediately to mind. You actually have to go through passport control and enter the ‘no man’s land’ between Zambia and Zimbabwe as you jump. Brace yourself for a once-in-a-lifetime ear-popping plunge through the waterfall mist. Once you’ve taken the plunge, you’ll quickly understand why locals call this 'the smoke that thunders'.

Extremo Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

While most jumps are from bridges or buildings, Costa Rica offers a bungee jump from a tram suspended by cables. It’s like combining flying fox and bungee jumping (in a good way). It’s Latin America’s highest bungee jump and opens to the cloud forest.

The Last Resort, Tatopani, Nepal

Nepal is known as ‘the roof of the world’. This bungee jump at the Last Resort is over the Bhote Kosi River (the upper portion of one of the world's best rafting rivers) bout 100 km from Kathamandu. At an adventure resort in the Nepali jungle, bungee jumping is only one of the activities offered. Enjoy the jungle views before you plunge toward the river.

Bloukrans Bridge, Nature's Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

Two things set this bungee jump at Bloukrans apart. It’s the highest single span arch in the world, and the jump here offers a smooth recoil due to its pendulum technology.

Standing on the platform before you tip over and take the plunge—it’s hard not to have second (or even third) thoughts. It’s easier when you know you have travel insurance than includes bungee jump cover. See the list of activities Cover-More covers and get a quote to cover your trip today.

Image courtesy of Flickr user CARLA LANE; cropped from original